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Poster: Caitlin Olson Date: Apr 12, 2018 11:10am
Forum: news Subject: Smart News: The Hottest Place to Play Retro Handheld Computer Games? Try the Internet Archive

f you were a kid in the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s, you probably spent at least some time ecstatically jabbing at the buttons of a handheld computer game.

These retro digital devices, which first came onto the market with the release of Mattel’s Auto Race in 1976, are self-contained, easily transportable consoles that rely on video displays like VFD, LCD and LED.

But in a world where virtual and augmented reality have become the talk of the gaming world, handheld computer games are increasingly fading from the scene.

For those feeling nostalgic for the days where the now-vintage software was king, the Internet Archive has launched a program to keep them alive for generations to come. As Claire Voon reports for Hyperallergic, the Internet Archive has uploaded emulations of more than 70 handheld games that can now be played on a modern computer.

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